BitFenix Aegis Micro-ATX Chassis Review
Peter Donnell / 5 years ago
The BitFenix Aegis is a premium product, but the price is quite reasonable given the quality and specifications on offer. It’s price is £79.99 from Overclockers UK with the ICON display or £69.99 for the CORE edition; It is available in blue, yellow, black, white and red.
Wow, am I impressed with the Aegis. So many chassis come and go, some more memorable than others, some of them completely forgettable. The Aegis is certainly a memorable product, it has impressed me in literally every aspect that I can think of.
In terms of design, it’s certainly a breath of fresh air. The colours are bright and vivid, giving you a refreshing break from the white or black options we see so often. There’s a huge side panel window for showing off your build. There’s a gorgeous PSU shroud to help keep your eyes focused on the sexy hardware, such as your graphics cards. Let’s then bring your attention to that gorgeous ICON display, assuming you’ve not got the ICON-less CORE edition; all in all, this thing really stands out from the crowd.
Component compatibility is through the roof. Room for 360mm radiators, room for fans and/or radiators in the top, front, bottom and back. Fully modular hard drive bays, with four dedicated 2.5″ drive bays on top of that. Native support for high-end water cooling, reservoirs and pumps. Got a long graphics card? with 400mm of clearance, you’ll have no issues here; the list goes on and on!
Then we’ve got a range of bonus features, such as the three speed fan controller, magnetic mounting washable dust filters, cable routing grommets, a choice of funky colours to choose from and a very competitive price tag given all of the above.
- Great build quality
- Unique, colourful design
- Good cable management
- Excellent storage options
- Extensive cooling support
- PSU shroud
- ICON display
- Built-in fan controller
- Only one fan pre-installed, but those investing in a system like this are more likely to prefer after market cooling solutions anyway.
“The BitFenix Aegis ICON is easily one of my all-time favourite chassis. If you want a great gaming system that stands out from the crowd, this is the chassis for the job.”
Thank you BitFenix for providing us with this sample.